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IM Andrei Obodchuk claims 21st IPCA World Chess Championship

Russian International Master Andrei Obodchuk won the 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship which concluded today in Ashdod, Israel. Obodchuk stroke back after a loss in the fifth round and scored 7.5/9 points to be the sole Winner of the event. Replay the games here

Andrei Obodchuk, photo by: Mark Livshitz

IM Stanislav Mikheev was second with 7 points and Yaacov Zilberman clinched bronze thanks to better tiebreak criteria than IM Andrei Gurbanov who had the same score of 6.5 points.

WFM Svetlana Gerasimova was the best ranked Women player as she scored 4.5 points and finished 12th on the overall rankings. WFM Aleksandra Aleksandrova was just behind with the same score but lower tiebreaks and 13th place.

WFM Svetlana Gerasimova, photo by Mark Livshitz

The total prize fund of the event was 5.500e and the winner among men, women, and players in wheelchairs will obtain the right to participate in the IPCA team at the FIDE World Chess Olympiad 2022All information about the 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship

Final standings – 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship:


Rk.   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 TB2
1 IM Obodchuk Andrei  FID 2306 7.5 38 49
2 IM Mikheev Stanislav  SRB 2333 7 38 49
3 GM Zilberman Yaacov  ISR 2323 6.5 39 51
  IM Gurbanov Andrei  ISR 2301 6.5 39 51
5 IM Yarmonov Igor  UKR 2394 6 39 51
6 IM Campos Eugenio  ANG 2247 5 38 49
7 FM Lipilin Ilia  FID 2174 5 36 48
8   Srimskov Elishar  ISR 1992 5 33 41
9   Shapiro Benny  ISR 1899 5 33 43
10 FM Vit Vaclav Valenta  CZE 1999 5 33 42
11   Babanov Aleksandr  FID 1918 4.5 36 46
12 WFM Gerasimova Svetlana  FID 1906 4.5 35 44
13 WFM Aleksandrova Aleksandra  ISR 1702 4.5 31 38
14   Alperovich Asher  ISR 1865 4 33 43
15   Cosic Radoslav  CRO 1997 4 30 39
16   Mekus Manuela  GER 1644 4 26 35
17   Oliel Yehonatan  ISR 1535 4 26 32
18   Vardi Moshe  ISR 1631 4 25 33
19   Pilimon Zbigniew  POL 1620 4 25 31
20   Frumin Rebecca  ISR 1319 3.5 28 35
21   Shchukina Ekaterina  FID 1493 3 26 32
22   Klein Djimmy  FRA 1409 2.5 25 30
23   Freiberg Doron  ISR 1241 2 26 31
24   Volodarsky Michael  ISR 1400 1 27 34

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